Hemorrhoids and piles are used interchangeably very often but originally the words have entirely different meanings. Surgical treatment of hemorrhoids has been suggested for third- and fourth-grade hemorrhoidal disease and include removal of hemorrhoidal tissue. Stapled hemorrhoidectomy [minimally invasive procedure for hemorrhoid (MIPH)] introduction received much enthusiasm as it offers patients a significantly improved postoperative comfort level. The aim of this study is to make comparative assessment of following procedures for hemorrhoids: Stapled hemorrhoidectomy, open hemorrhoidectomy, closed hemorrhoidectomy, in terms of operative time, hospital stay, postoperative complications, and cost-effectiveness.
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